Former WKU tight end Tyler Higbee arrested Sunday morning

WKU’s tight end Tyler Higbee (82) runs upfield as Marshall’s linebacker Shawn Petty (9) gives chase during the Hilltoppers’ 49-28 win on Friday at L.T. Smith Stadium. The Hilltoppers clinched the C-USA East Division championship with the win and will now host the C-USA Football Championship Game on Sat. Dec. 5.

Herald Staff

Former WKU tight end Tyler Higbee was arrested and jailed at Warren County Regional Jail Sunday morning for second-degree assault, alcohol intoxication in a public place and fleeing or evading police, second degree.

The 23-year-old was booked at 2:41 a.m. and held with a $10,000 bond, according to the Warren County Regional Jail’s website. He was released at 3:15 p.m. according to the site.

Higbee, one of only two WKU players to be invited to the NFL Combine, is expected to be an early-round draft pick. He had recently visited the Denver Broncos training facility and attended a workout with the New Orleans Saints.

This past season, Higbee recorded 38 receptions for 563 receiving yards while also earning eight touchdowns. In his career at WKU he totaled 68 receptions, 1,054 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns. 

The Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.